Monthly Archives: June 2015

Defying the Supreme Court

Ted Cruz Channels Andrew Jackson Although I don’t always agree with Supreme Court decisions I respect the authority of the country’s highest court. When Ted Cruz told NPR this week the court ruled incorrectly on marriage equality and national health … Continue reading

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Talking about race

American Indian posers I’m glad we’re talking about race, although the heinous acts that led to the conversation should never be lost in the discussion. Problem is, the very word race stems from difference—not just cultural—but perceived biological and intellectual … Continue reading

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Kennewick Man’s back in the news

But it’s the same old story A science writer called me with a head’s up. The Journal Nature was ready to release news that scientists would soon announce the 9200-year-old skeleton from the Pacific Northwest was indeed related to modern-day … Continue reading

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Best brand money can buy

You can’t avoid the Bruce-Caitlyn Jenner story if you use social media, watch TV or shop at a grocery store. Photos and stories wave from every media channel that catches your eye. When I first saw the busty woman in … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Diet Hoax

First do no harm There’s something creepy if you have to lie to get what you want. So it bothers me when someone gets trapped into doing something she might not do without a nudge. For example, Portland took the … Continue reading

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